Players have been facing the Valorant error 1067 or more specifically, VAN 1067 error code while trying to play Valorant on their system. As it turns out, this issue can be caused by a number of factors including third-party software running on your system, virtualization enabled from the BIOS or Hyper-V feature enabled from Windows features and much more. The error code suggests that Valorant has encountered a connection error and you are asked to relaunch your game. However, simply relaunching may not fix your problem. The error code can be really frustrating as it disconnects you from the game despite the game mode that you start to play and usually within the first 5 minutes or so. In this article, we will be showing you how you can tackle this problem with ease, so just follow through.
As we have mentioned earlier, there are quite a few reasons due to which you may be encountering the problem in question. While third-party software and the virtualization feature are in there, they are in no way the only reasons out there that can cause the problem. In addition to that, if you are running the game on Windows 11 by bypassing Windows 11 installation requirements, you will also encounter the mentioned error code. The only difference is that you might be prompted with a different error message depending on your scenario. In some cases, you will be notified that you need TPM 2.0 and secure boot to run the game while in other scenarios, you are asked to enable Control Flow Guard or CFG in your operating system. We will be covering all of this in more detail, however, before that, let us first look at the potential causes of the problem so that we can establish an understanding of why the issue is being caused and as a result, isolate the source of the problem. With that said, let us get started.
- Stopped VGC Service — As it turns out, one of the reasons that you might be encountering the mentioned problem could be due to the VGC service. The said service needs to be running when you start Valorant and in case it does not start automatically, you will have to do so manually to avoid facing the error message.
- Third-Party Software — Another reason due to which you can face the error message in question can be due to the third-party software that you have installed on your system. This can happen when the third-party software is interfering with the Valorant application due to which you encounter the error message. According to user reports, Discord and MSI Afterburner have been some of the culprit applications that cause the issue. In such a scenario, you will have to either disable them and then run the game to avoid any interruption.
- CPU Virtualization — CPU virtualization allows your processor to act like multiple individual processors. This can help the operating system to efficiently utilize the CPUs. However, in some cases, this can cause the error message in question here especially if you have virtual machines on your system. In such a scenario, you will have to disable virtualization from your BIOS to fix the problem.
- Secure Boot — As it turns out, if you are using Windows 11 when trying to play Valorant, one of the reasons that you may encounter the issue could be due to secure boot. Valorant has been enforcing the Windows 11 requirements on the users who have upgraded or clean installed Windows 11 on their machine. Therefore, if Secure Boot is disabled in the BIOS on your system, you will most likely encounter the said problem.
- Control Flow Guard — In addition to Secure Boot, Control Flow Guard can also cause the problem especially on Windows 11 machines. The game requires CFG to be enabled and in case the feature is disabled on your system, you won’t be able to start the game even in some cases. Therefore, an easy fix here would be to simply enable Control Flow Guard via Windows Settings.
- Outdated Windows — Another reason that you might encounter the error message in question can be due to outdated Windows. Valorant often requires your system to be up to date especially because of its anti-cheat system, Vanguard. Therefore, running the game on an outdated Windows version can run into issues which is why you will have to make sure that the operating system is up to date in your case.
- DNS Configuration — Finally, your internet settings can also be a factor in raising the problem in question. This can sometimes happen when you have specified custom DNS settings on your system. In such a scenario, you will have to flush your DNS to get the game back up and running without any issues.
Now that we have gone through a whole list of possible reasons that can actually contribute to causing the error message in question, we can now get into showing you how to resolve it via the different methods that are available. If you are running Windows 11, we recommend trying the Secure Boot and Control Flow Guard workarounds first to see if they resolve the issue. With that said, let us get started without any further ado.
Check VGC Service
As it turns out, the first thing that you should do when you encounter the issue mentioned here is to make sure that the VGC service is running on your system. This system is required to make sure that your Valorant game runs smoothly and without any issues. If the service is stopped for whatever reason, you will be disconnected from the game and shown an error message. Therefore, the first step in solving the problem should be to make sure the vgc service is perfectly fine. To do that, follow the instructions given down below:
- First of all, open up the Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R.
- Then, in the Run dialog box, type in services.msc and then hit the Enter key.
- This will open up the Services window that lists all the services on your system.
- From the list of services, locate the vgc service. To make it easier, press the V key on your keyboard to jump to the services starting with the alphabet V.
- Once you have found the service, double-click on it to open up the Properties window.
- If the service is running, click the Stop button and then start it up again by clicking Start.
- In case the service is not running by default, go ahead and start it up by clicking the Start button.
- Once you have done that, you can close the Services window. After that, open up the game to see if the problem is there.
Close Discord and MSI Afterburner
Even though Discord is widely used for communication while playing a game, it can, in some cases, cause a problem with the game that will prevent you from playing the game at all. In some cases, even the MSI Afterburner can interfere with the game and because of the Vanguard anticheat, you won’t be able to play properly and thus disconnected with the error message shown. This happens because MSI Afterburner tries to show you your hardware statistics while you are playing which the Vanguard anticheat may not permit.
Therefore, if you have any of the applications installed, make sure to close them completely via the Task Manager. Once you have done that, you can go ahead and open up the game to see if the problem still persists.
Flush DNS Settings
As we have mentioned above, the problem can also be due to your network configuration in some cases. More often than not, the DNS settings can be held responsible for problems like these and are usually due to the custom DNS servers that you have provided to your network adapter. If this case is applicable, you will have to flush your DNS settings which will restore your DNS configuration to its default. In addition, you can also choose to provide a more stable DNS server. To do all of this, follow the instructions given down below:
- First of all, you will have to open up an elevated command prompt window. To do this, open up the Start Menu by pressing the Windows key and then search for cmd. Right-click on the result shown and choose Run as administrator from the drop-down menu.
- Once the command prompt window is open, type in “ipconfig /flushdns” without the quotes and then hit the Enter key.
- After that, right-click on the network icon on your taskbar and choose Open Network and Internet Settings from the menu.
- On the settings window, click the Change adapter options option.
- Here, you will see your network adapters. Right-click on your network adapter and choose Properties from the drop-down menu.
- There, from the list, click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click the Properties window.
- At the bottom, choose the Use the following DNS server addresses option and then in the two fields down below, provide the following IPs respectively.
- Click OK.
- Finally, close the windows and then try opening up the game to check if the problem is still persistent.
Choose Language for Non-Unicode Programs
As it turns out, in some cases, if you don’t have a system language selected for programs that do not support Unicode, you can encounter the problem in question. This has been reported by a user who was directed to this fix by the Riot support team. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:
- First of all, open up the Windows Settings window by pressing Windows key + I.
- Once the Settings window is open, go to Time and Language.
- There, switch to the Language tab on the left-hand side.
- On the Language tab, on the right-hand side under Related settings, click on the Administrative language settings option.
- This will bring up a new window. There, click on the Change system locale button.
- Choose English (US) from the drop-down menu and also make sure to tick the Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support option.
- Then, click OK. Follow it up by clicking Apply and then OK.
- After doing that, go ahead and open up your game and check if the problem still appears.
Update Outdated Windows
Running a really old, outdated version of Windows is never really a good idea. This is because Windows updates often contain fixes to several issues as well as security patches. If you try to run Valorant on an old version of Windows, it will very likely cause compatibility issues due to which you will have to make sure your Windows is up to date. This is rather simple and easy to do. Follow the instructions given down below to do this:
- First of all, open up the Windows Settings app by pressing Windows key + I.
- There, navigate to Update and Security.
- On the Windows Update tab, click the Check for updates button to search for any available updates.
- Download and install the updates and then try playing your game. See if the problem still occurs.
Enable Control Flow Guard
If you are running Windows 11 while encountering the error message in question, you may be prompted to enable Control Flow Guard or CFG on your system. Control Flow Guard is basically a feature that makes the job of exploits harder on your system by stopping them from running arbitrary code through the vulnerabilities in your system. If you are asked to enable CFG, there are actually two methods that you can follow down below to do so. Follow whichever looks easier to you to enable CFG on your system.
Enable Control Flow Guard through Windows Settings
The first way of enabling it would be to do so via Windows Settings. Follow the instructions down below:
- First of all, open up the Start Menu and then search for Exploit Protection. Open it up.
- This will open up a Windows Settings window that takes you to the Exploit Protection screen.
- Under System Settings, make sure the Control flow guard (CFG) is set to On by default from the drop-down menu.
- And you are done. You shouldn’t get a CFG error message after this.
Enable Control Flow Guard through Powershell
Control Flow Guard can also be enabled through Powershell with the help of a single command. Follow the instructions given down below:
- First of all, in the Start Menu, search for Powershell. Right-click on the app and choose Run as administrator from the drop-down menu.
- Once the Powershell window is up, copy and paste the following command to enable CFG:
powershell "Set-ProcessMitigation -System -Enable CFG"
- After doing that, CFG should be enabled.
Enable Secure Boot
In addition to the CFG requirement while using Windows 11, in some cases, you may also be required to enable Secure Boot in case it is disabled. Secure Boot is essentially a feature that allows your device to boot up using only the software or operating systems that are approved by the OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Secure Boot is a requirement for Windows 11 as well so you should have it enabled if you are using the mentioned version of Windows.
This feature exists in the BIOS and that’s where you will have to enable it from. Therefore, go ahead and restart your system so that you can make your way to the BIOS. There, locate Secure Boot and enable it. Save the changes and then see if the error message still persists.
Disable Virtualization from BIOS
Virtualization is basically a hardware feature that allows your CPU to act as multiple individual CPUs as we have mentioned above. What this, as a result, does is it allows your operating system to more efficiently use the CPUs on your system. In addition to that, almost all the virtual machines software require you to enable the Virtualization feature on your BIOS. However, this is prohibited by Vanguard like most other anticheats such as FACEIT AC.
Therefore, in order to play the game, you will have to disable the virtualization feature from your BIOS. Once you have done that, you should be good to go without any issues.
Perform a Clean Boot
Finally, if none of the solutions above have resolved your problem, then it is probably because your issue is being caused by a third-party software on your system. If you have multiple applications installed, locating the culprit can be really hard. That is where clean boot comes in. This is basically a feature that allows you to start Windows with only the required services running. This means that all the third-party applications and services will be stopped from running on startup. Performing a clean boot is pretty simple. If you are able to play the game without any issues in a clean boot, you should try to enable each service one by one to see which application is actually causing the problem. Follow the instructions down below to perform a clean boot:
- First of all, open up the Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R.
- Then, in the Run dialog box, type in msconfig and then hit the Enter key.
- This will open up the System Configuration window. There, switch to the Services tab.
- On the Services tab, first of all, go ahead and click the Hide all Microsoft services tickbox.
- Then, follow it up by clicking the Disable all button which will disable all of the rest services. After doing that, click Apply.
- Then, switch to the Startup tab and click on the Open Task Manager option.
- On the Startup tab of the Task Manager, choose each application and click the Disable button.
- After doing that, go ahead and restart your system.
- Once your PC boots up, open up the game and see if the problem persists.
Note: After locating the culprit application, do not forget to enable all of the services that we disabled earlier.